Heavy downpour on Thursday, September 6, disrupted activities at the office of Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade.
NAIJ.com regional reporter in Cross River, Nnanna Ugochukwu, reports that the downpour which caused flooding in many offices at the government house including the press unit and ministry of finance halted work as staff of both establishment were seen clearing water from their offices.
Reacting to the incident, the special adviser to the governor on technical matters, Eric Apo, in a statement said structural repairs would be carried out to repair the damages caused by the floods.
He said: "The flooding at governors office, ministry of finance and adjoining areas is caused by the blockade in its evacuation point that connects with the channel 1 drainage system around Big Qua axis and we as a government will work swiftly to ensure this is tackled.
"For example, the drainage system around the CRUTECH gate at Ekpo Abasi were blocked which caused sustained flooding for some weeks, when these were opened alongside the connecting drainage to the Ekpo Abasi axis of the channel 1 system, the problem was solved."
He pleaded with residents of Calabar to desist from dumping refuse in drainage as this often leads to their blockade thereby preventing the free flow of water.
"The drainage systems in Calabar are designed in a way that the city can experience only flash floods as worse case scenarios.
"Once again, we call on residents to desist from dumping refuse inside drainages to prevent situations such as this as such acts will not be tolerated any longer."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a social media subscriber, Wale Alakija, on his Twitter page, shared videos and photos of a street in Jakande, Lekki, Lagos, overtaken by flood after the downpour on Monday, August 13
Alakija shared the videos and photos via his Twitter handle, @oladrunken. The flooding allegedly took place on Prince Kazeem Eletu Way in Lekki.
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